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    Mozambique Government - 1990

      Long-form name: People's Republic of Mozambique

      Type: people's republic

      Capital: Maputo

      Administrative divisions: 10 provinces (provincias, singular--provincia); Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete, Zambezia

      Independence: 25 June 1975 (from Portugal)

      Constitution: 25 June 1975

      Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system and customary law

      National holiday: Independence Day, 25 June (1975)

      Executive branch: president, prime minister, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral People's Assembly (Assembleia Popular)

      Judicial branch: People's Courts at all levels

      Leaders: Chief of State--President Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO (since 6 November 1986); Head of Government--Prime Minister Mario da Graca MACHUNGO (since 17 July 1986)

      Political parties and leaders: Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO) is the only legal party and is a Marxist organization with close ties to the USSR

      Suffrage: universal adult at age 18

      Elections: national elections are indirect and based on mass meetings throughout the country

      Communists: about 60,000 FRELIMO members

      Member of: ACP, AfDB, CCC, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), IBRD, ICAO, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, ITU, NAM, OAU, SADCC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Valeriano FERRAO; Chancery at Suite 570, 1990 M Street NW, Washington DC 20036; telephone (202) 293-7146; US--Ambassador Melissa F. WELLS; Embassy at 3rd Floor, 35 Rua Da Mesquita, Maputo (mailing address is P. O. Box 783, Maputo); telephone 743167 or 744163

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; the black band is edged in white; centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book

      NOTE: The information regarding Mozambique on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mozambique Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mozambique Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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